Fresh Spinach Day is our opportunity to put healthy dark green leafy vegetables into our diet. Spinach is high in the phytonutrient luetin, that helps protects the eyes and reduce inflammation. It’s also a good source of iron, vitamins A and C, and fiber.

Fresh spinach has more nutritional value than cooked. If you do cook spinach, steam it or put it in the microwave. Do not boil it as the phytonutrients will be quickly lost in the water.

Baby spinach is milder than the mature leaves. Baby spinach can easily be substituted for lettuce on sandwiches, tacos, or hamburgers. Try adding it to your protein shake or fruit smoothie to make a green drink.